In New York City, where I would often feel trapped in my cubicle, I have often taken comfort in seeing what was happening on Commercial Street in Provincetown, Mass., or by a lake in New Hampshire. A quick, discreet escape.
Live cams have been a part of the web since the very beginning, when we called it the “information superhighway” and “cyberspace.” Fish bowl cams and coffee pot cams and, of course, the JenniCam. Vacation destinations are smart to offer a constant window into their world.
From the web cam operator’s point of view, you’re whetting someone’s appetite to travel, dangling a little reminder of what someone is missing while toiling in their gray cubicle. It’s probably a good investment.
Searching for Mérida’s live web cam, I found lots of Mexican resorts– Cozumel and Puerto Villarta among them. Above is a shot of Akumal beach at Lol Ha restaurant, taken this morning. The Colima Volcano, and places in Mérida, Spain, are also under the unblinking gaze of a web cam, found when I search for “merida web cam,” but not Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico. You can have your shots of the beach or a marina — I’m a city boy. I’d love to just spot the action at the main square, or along the Paseo de Montejo, when the whim hits me.
Would someone please correct me if I’m wrong, and direct me to the Mérida Live Web Cam?